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Nov
19

Dan Siroker – Director of Analytics, Obama Presidential Campaign – Keynote Speaker at SoCon 10

written by Dr. Duru

FYI – Dan Siroker, Director of Analytics, Obama Presidential Campaign, will be a keynote speaker at SoCon 10, January 29-30, 2010. SoCon is a conference on Social Media and Social Networking held in the Atlanta area every year since 2007. I attended in 2008, and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this space. […]

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Nov
16

Burger King Broiling: Struggling with Global Vs. Local Profit Optimization

written by Dr. Duru

On the same day that BusinessWeek lauded Subway for the success of its discount $5 footlong sandwiches, the National Franchise Association (NFA) sued Burger King Corporation over the legality of requiring franchisees to charge no more than $1 for the Double Cheeseburger. The Subway success story features a pricing strategy built from the bottom where […]

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Nov
11

Analytic Lessons from Subway’s $5 Footlong Promotion

written by Dr. Duru

Subway’s $5 footlong promotion has become a nationwide hit. In “The Accidental Hero,” BusinessWeek writer Matthew Boyle describes how the promotion grew from just a few franchises in Florida to become a top-10 fast-food brand this year. The story demonstrates how a small, local idea can become a nationwide success. The story also powerfully displays […]

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